St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

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St. Tammany Parish Public Schools

St. Tammany Parish Public Schools is a public school district serving the children of St. Tammany Parish, located along the Northshore banks of Lake Pontchartrain in southeast Louisiana. The district's Central Office is located in downtown Covington, on the site of the original Covington High School and the former sites of the Covington Grammar School and C.J. Schoen Middle School. The district also has an annex location in Slidell, Louisiana, to serve the east side of St. Tammany Parish.

STPPS was again rated as an "A" district by the Louisiana Department of Education in 2017[1]. The fifth-largest school district in the state, St. Tammany Parish Public Schools serves nearly 39,000 students in 55 schools[2]. It is the largest employer in St. Tammany Parish, employing more than 5,800 people. All STPPS teachers are certified with more than 50 percent of all teachers holding a master's degree or more[2]. In 2016-2017, STPPS students posted an average composite score of 22.0 on the ACT, leading the state of Louisiana.

St. Tammany Parish Public School System programs, students, and employees are widely recognized throughout the nation. Students continue to score above national and state levels on standardized tests used to measure student achievement. A majority of graduates choose to further their education and are accepted at colleges and universities throughout the country.

In addition to being a leader in education, the St. Tammany Parish Public School System is an economic engine for the region and a good steward of taxpayer dollars. It has the highest bond rating of any public school board in Louisiana[2].

Preparing Students for Success[2]Edit

In 2016-2017, more than 2,200 students graduated and they received a combined $92.1 million in scholarships and TOPS funding. During the same school year, STPPS students earned 15,519 dual enrollment credit hours and 5,261 industry-based certifications earned in career tech programs.


STPPS is the fifth-largest public school system in the state of Louisiana with 55 schools serving St. Tammany Parish.

School Grades Location Mascot Established
Abita Springs Elementary School Pre K-3 Abita Springs Bees 1978
Abita Springs Middle School 4-6 Abita Springs Warriors 1923
Abney Early Childhood Center Pre K-K Slidell Spartan Sprouts 2011
Abney Elementary School 1-5 Slidell Little Spartans 1964
Alton Elementary School Pre K-5 Slidell Rams 1957
Bayou Lacombe Middle School 4-6 Lacombe Cardinals 1956
Bayou Woods Elementary School Pre K-3 Slidell Alligators 1986
Bonne Ecole Elementary School Pre K-5 Slidell Superstars 1975
Boyet Junior High School 7-8 Slidell Rebels 1963
Brock Elementary School Pre K-5 Slidell Beavers 1909
Carolyn Park Middle School 4-6 Slidell Eagles 1966
Chahta-Ima Elementary School Pre K-3 Lacombe Choctaws 1953
Clearwood Junior High School 4-8 Slidell Cougars 1978
Covington Elementary School Pre K-3 Covington Little Lions 1956
Covington High School 9-12 Covington Lions 1913
Creekside Junior High School 6-8 Pearl River Gators 2002
Cypress Cove Elementary School Pre K-1 Slidell Eagles 1994
Fifth Ward Junior High School Pre K-8 Bush Falcons 1949
Florida Avenue Elementary School Pre K-3 Slidell Tigers 1956
Folsom Elementary School Pre K-5 Folsom Tigers 1949
Folsom Junior High School 6-8 Folsom Hawks 1970
Fontainebleau High School 9-12 Mandeville Bulldogs 1994
Fontainebleau Junior High School 7-8 Mandeville Hurricanes 1996
Honey Island Elementary School 2-3 Slidell Honey Bees 1988
Lake Harbor Middle School 4-6 Mandeville Owls 2001
Lakeshore High School 9-12 Mandeville Titans 2009
Lancaster Elementary School 3-5 Madisonville Sea Turtles 2011
Lee Road Junior High School Pre K-8 Covington Rebels 1941
Little Oak Middle School 4-6 Slidell Oak Trees 1981
Little Pearl Elementary School Pre K-K Pearl River Pearls 2008
Lyon Elementary School Pre K-3 Covington Lil' Lions 1964
Madisonville Elementary School Pre K-2 Madisonville Minnows 1959
Madisonville Junior High School 6-8 Madisonville Eagles 1956
Magnolia Trace Elementary School 2-3 Mandeville Catahoula Hounds 1999
Mandeville Elementary School Pre K-3 Mandeville Whales 1966
Mandeville High School 9-12 Mandeville Skippers 1921
Mandeville Junior High School 7-8 Mandeville Patriots 1979
Mandeville Middle School 4-6 Mandeville Seagulls 1977
Marigny Elementary School Pre K-1 Mandeville Starfish 2009
Mayfield Elementary School Pre K-6 Slidell Black Bears 2011
Monteleone Junior High School 7-8 Mandeville Marlins 2005
Northshore High School 9-12 Slidell Panthers 1982
Pearl River High School 9-12 Pearl River Rebels 1968
Pine View Middle School 4-6 Covington Tigers 1965
Pitcher Junior High School 7-8 Covington Panthers 1978
Pontchartrain Elementary School Pre K-3 Mandeville Eagles 1994
Riverside Elementary School 1-5 Pearl River Bears 1987
St. Tammany Junior High School 6-8 Slidell Wildcats 1921
Salmen High School 9-12 Slidell Spartans 1965
Sixth Ward Elementary School Pre K-5 Pearl River Cardinals 1904
Slidell High School 9-12 Slidell Tigers 1908
Slidell Junior High School 7-8 Slidell Tigers 1972
Tchefuncte Middle School 4-6 Mandeville Gators 1994
Whispering Forest Elementary School Pre K-3 Slidell Critters of the Forest 1989
Woodlake Elementary School Pre K-3 Mandeville Pelicans 1987


Thirteen superintendents have led the St. Tammany Parish Public School System since its inception in 1900. Four current STPPS schools are named after former superintendents - Lancaster Elementary, Lyon Elementary, Pitcher Junior High, and Monteleone Junior High. The current superintendent, W.L. "Trey" Folse III, took the position in 2010.

  • Joseph B. Lancaster (1900-1904)
  • H.A. Verret (1904-1905)
  • W.G. Evans (1905-1909)
  • A.B. Peters (1909-1910)
  • H.B. Messick (1910-1911)
  • Elmer E. Lyon (1911-1937)
  • William Pitcher (1937-1967)
  • Cyprian J. "Cyp" Schoen (1967-1986)
  • Richard Tanner (1986, Acting)
  • Terry J. Bankston (1986-1995)
  • Leonard P. Monteleone (1995-2003)
  • Gayle Sloan (2003-2010)
  • W.L. "Trey" Folse, III (2010-Present)

School Board members[5]Edit

  • Matthew E. Greene, District 1
  • Elizabeth B. Heintz, District 2 (President)
  • Michael J. Dirmann, District 3
  • Stephen J. "Jack" Loup III, District 4
  • C. Brandon Harrell, District 5
  • Michael C. Nation, District 6 (Vice President)
  • Shelta J. Richardson, District 7
  • Michael E. Winkler, District 8
  • Sharon Lo Drucker, District 9
  • Ronald "Ron" Bettencourtt, District 10
  • Tammy Lamy, District 11
  • Richard "Rickey" Hursey Jr., District 12
  • James Braud, District 13
  • Dennis S. Cousin, District 14
  • Lisa M. Page, District 15


  1. ^ "STPPS Remains 'A' School District".
  2. ^ a b c d "2018-2019 District Fast Facts" (PDF).
  3. ^ "School Directory".
  4. ^ "Our History".
  5. ^ "School Board Members".

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